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Ronda Rousey – American MMA fighter

Ronda Rousey - American MMA fighter

Ronda Rousey – American MMA fighter

Ronda Rousey is an American MMA fighter, judoka, and actress. She is the first champion of the UFC, former champion of Strikeforce. She completed almost all (except one) fights in MMA in the first round. She spent a total of one minute and four seconds on victory in the last three fights. In 2008, Ronda became the first American woman to win a bronze medal in judo at the summer Olympics.
According to MMARising, MMAWeekly and other sources, Rousey is considered one of the best MMA fighters in the pound for pound world rankings and the number one in the overall lightest weight ranking among women.
In August 2015, Forbes magazine put Ronda to eighth place in the top 10 highest-paid female athletes of the world with annual earnings of $ 6.5 million. Forbes Experts estimated that her earnings for the fights were $ 3 million, and the remaining 3.5 million she received from other activities.
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Cool Papa Bell – baseball player

Cool Papa Bell - baseball player

Cool Papa Bell – baseball player

Cool Papa Bell is known as one of the fastest base runners of all time. In 1974 he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
James Thomas Nichols was born on May 17, 1903 in Starkville, Mississippi to Jonas Bell and Mary Nichols. James had two sisters and four elder brothers. His mother was Mary Nichols, and his father was Jonas Bell. When James was seventeen, he changed his name to Bell and moved to St. Louis, Missouri, to join his four brothers in the amateur baseball team, Compton Hill beginners. In 1920 James married Clarabelle Thompson.
James Bell was given the nickname “Cool Papa” when he was 19-year-old pitcher. He made the name for himself when he struck out slugger Oscar Charleston at a crucial point in a game.
At the time, African Americans were not allowed to play for major league teams. They played instead for teams in the Negro leagues. Bell retired shortly before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball.
Between 1922 and 1950 James Bell played for teams across the Midwest.
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Lance Armstrong – great cyclist

Lance Armstrong – great cyclist

Lance Armstrong – great cyclist


Lance Armstrong is an American road racing cyclist. Lance was one of the greatest professional cyclists. He is the only person to have won the Tour de France—the world’s most difficult bicycle race—seven times in a row (1999-2005). He was only the second person from the United States ever to win the Tour de France. In 2012, he was disqualified for doping.
Lance is the founder of the charity fund to help people affected by cancer – Lance Armstrong Foundation.
Lance Edward Armstrong was born on September 18, 1971 in Plano, Texas. His surname at birth was Gunderson. His father left the family when he was a little boy and Lance was brought up by mother. When he was three-years-old, his mother was remarried to a man named Terry Armstrong, who formally adopted Lance.
In his childhood Lance was engaged in swimming.
In 1989 and 1990 he became US champion in triathlon. In those years, the triathlon was not an Olympic sport, and Lance decided to be engaged in cycling, to participate in the Olympics.
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Tiger Woods – American golfer

Tiger Woods - American golfer

Tiger Woods – American golfer

Tiger Woods is an American athlete and outstanding golfer. On April 13, 1997 he became the youngest man ever (he was twenty-one), and the first man of color, to win the Masters Tournament of golf. Tiger is the best professional golfer in history.
Eldrick “Tiger” Woods was born on December 30, 1975, in Cypress, California. He was the only child in a family. His father, Earl Woods, a retired Army officer, took up golf only a year before Woods was born.
The young boy was only three years old when he beat the famed comedian and avid golfer Bob Hope in a putting contest.
In 1980 he began working with first coach, Rudy Duran.
At the age of five Woods was featured on the popular television magazine That’s Incredible!
He spent many hours practicing his swing and playing in youth tournaments.
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Cathy Freeman – Gold Medalist in Track

Cathy Freeman - Gold Medalist in Track

Cathy Freeman – Gold Medalist in Track


Cathy Freeman is an Australian track and field athlete. She was the first Aborigine ever to compete in the Olympics. When Cathy won the 400-meter world championship in 1997, she ran a victory lap carrying two flags: one of her country, Australia, the other of her people, the Aboriginals. It showed her strong sense of national and ethnic pride.
Catherine Astrid Salome Freeman was born on February 16, 1973 in Mackay, Queensland, Australia.
Freeman had a difficult childhood. Both her younger sister and her father died. Her mother encouraged her to pursue her interest in athletics.
At the age of 15, she competed at the National School Championships.
By the time Freeman was 17 years old, she had won a gold medal at the 1990 Commonwealth Games and been named Young Australian of the Year.
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Hank Aaron – baseball star

Hank Aaron - baseball star

Hank Aaron – baseball star


Hank Aaron is an American baseball player. He was sometimes called Hammerin’ Hank because he hit so well.
Henry Louis Aaron was born on February 5, 1934, in Mobile, Alabama. He was the third of eight children. Since his childhood he wanted to play professional baseball. As a teenager, Aaron passed much of his time playing baseball. His boyhood idol was Jackie Robinson.
At age 16 he began playing with the semiprofessional Mobile Black Bears baseball team.
On November 20, 1951, 18-year-old Aaron was signed to play shortstop for the Negro League team the Indianapolis Clowns.
In 1952 Aaron began his professional career. He played as a shortstop with the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American League. In the same year he was named Northern League Rookie of the Year.
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Terry Fox – one-legged runner

Terry Fox – one-legged runner

Terry Fox – one-legged runner


Terry Fox was a Canadian activist who supported people diagnosed with cancer.
Terrance Stanley «Terry» Fox was born on July 28, 1958 in Winnipeg, Canada. He always loved sports and in high school he played soccer and basketball. Later, he was on the basketball team at Simon Fraser University. He was going to become a teacher of physical culture.
At the age of 18 Terry began to feel pain in his right knee. He was diagnosed with bone cancer and needed to have an operation. Most of his right leg had to be cut off. Before the operation, his basketball coach showed him a story in a newspaper about a man with one leg who ran in the New York City Marathon.
Then, Terry decided to run across Canada to collect money to fight cancer.
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